Personality disorders are characterized by deeply ingrained patterns of maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, often accompanied by unhealthy and rigid beliefs about the self, others, and the world. Personality disorders often cause significant impairment in an individual’s functioning and can lead them to have poor quality relationships with others.

How CBT Can Help

CBT therapists educate clients about their diagnosis and about CBT, help them set goals, and teach essential thinking and behavioral skills. CBT techniques for personality disorders include teaching communication skills, modeling healthy relationship behaviors and evaluating dysfunctional beliefs. Depending on the client’s specific diagnosis, therapists may focus on building empathy, acceptance, or flexibility.

Finding a Therapist

Our clinician directory can help you find a competent and compassionate certified CBT therapist near you. 

If you are in crisis or in need of immediate assistance, please make use of the below resources or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

Crisis Text Line: 741741